Liz Lerman Residency 2021at Bethany Arts Community
During the residency, Liz will work with her creative team and performers to finalize the structure and design of her new dance theater piece Wicked Bodies.
Choreographer, performer, writer, and educator Liz Lerman, MacArthur “Genius Grant”, and her creative team and performers finalize the structure and design of her new dance theater piece Wicked Bodies. Their time at Bethany is one of the last residencies to occur before the piece premieres in April 2022 and the first time the group will be together since January 2020.
Liz Lerman is a choreographer, performer, writer, educator and speaker, and the recipient of honors including a 2002 MacArthur “Genius Grant” and a 2017 Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award. Key to her artistry is opening her process to various publics, resulting in research and outcomes that are participatory, urgent, and usable. She founded Dance Exchange in 1976 and led it until 2011. Her recent work Healing Wars toured the US. Liz teaches Critical Response Process, creative research, the intersection of art and science, and the building of narrative within dance at institutions such as Harvard, Yale School of Drama, and Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Her third book is Hiking the Horizontal: Field Notes from a Choreographer. As of 2016 she is an Institute Professor at Arizona State University.